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Photo Credit On the stroke of January 6th, the "twelve days of Christmas" officially come to an end. This day takes on a special meaning in Greece and Cyprus. All over the world, the Greek orthodox observe the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist, in the river Jordan.... Continue »
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Saint Stephen's Cathedral If you asked me to describe Vienna in one single word, I'd hesitate a lot. It's hard to find one word to describe the city where Europe's heart beats fast. Vienna is definitely a multi-faceted city: romantic, cultural, modern, musical, magical, surprising, light-hearted, tranquil, safe, peaceful, sophisticated,... Continue »
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Trying to ...flame the Christmas Pudding Christmas has always been my favourite time of year after the summer. As a little girl, I would help mum decorate the Christmas tree and make the traditional Christmas sweets - melomakarona and kourabiedes. On Christmas day all the family would gather together at... Continue »
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The Christmas Tree In My Office I admit to being a Christmas freak. I love everything about Christmas: the sparkling decorations, the presents, the carols, the food.... So, by the end of October, I start making plans about my Christmas decorations both at the school and at home. December 1st... Continue »
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Photo Credit A. Ingredients (for 6 tartlets) 2 crusty phyllo sheets 400 gr. fresh milk 100 gr fresh cream 30gr coarsley ground blanched almonds 4 egg yolks 50 gr corn flour 1 cup crumbled vanilla Macedonian halva 1 cup dark chocolate shavings (52% cocoa) olive oil for the phyllo confectioner's... Continue »
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All Greeks feel an outstanding movement when they recall in their memory the epic facts of an heroic era: 1940. Indeed, those great and glorious events sealed with indelible glory the historic evolution of the Hellenic nation. It is true that the nation feels exceptional pride for the great "NO"... Continue »
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Clifford Stoll writes in Silicon Snake Oil, 1995: Electronic communication is an instantaneous and illusory contact that creates a sense of intimacy without the emotional investment that leads to close friendships My own personal experience proves this to be completely wrong. It was through electronic communication that I met Faith... Continue »
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Photo Credit Kyriacou Pelagia from Paralimni, Cyprus has made a career in our traditional folk music and singing at an age when other singers feel old and wouldn't dare think of singing in public. Kyriacou Pelagia has kept our tradition alive for the last twenty years or so. She is... Continue »
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Kandila Dance Cypriot dances are mainly of the type performed by a confronted pair, invariably two men or two women, or men's solo dances displaying virtuosity and often performed with a hand-held object, either a sickle, knife, sieve, or tumbler. In their steps and general characteristics - such as the... Continue »
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Photo Credit I closed the door behind me and from that very moment I felt that there was somebody there and that this somebody was very friendly and pleased to see me.In my heart of hearts, I hoped it was Paul Belinsky..Pauk Belinsky? No, no, not him! In 1968, Russia... Continue »
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Wednesday, July 14th 2010 I had been looking forward to this day since May 25th - that was the day when Alkis and I finally confirmed our summer holiday. We got up at 4:00 am as we had an early flight to catch and by 5:00 am we were at... Continue »
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In this 5 minute video I cover three ways you can get better results from the videos you post on YouTube. This applies to any other video distribution platform you use as well. [Click here if you can't see the video.] I'd love to hear your tips for leveraging YouTube. Please post them in the comments or post a video comment on YouTube. If online video intimidates you, then I invite you to check out Online Video Made Easy, a self-study course I created with the online video guy, Lou Bortone. It really is easy! Links: TubeMogul My YouTube Channel:... Continue »
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When the price on the Amazon Kindle dropped by $70 recently, I decided to go for it as I had been curious for some time about the electronic reading gadget. When I turned it on and went to the Kindle Store, I noticed that there is an option to subscribe to thousands of blogs, each for $.99 month. That piqued my curiosity. I have no idea how many people actually read blogs on the Kindle or if anyone is making money from their blog being available on Kindle, but why not list it? Finding out how to submit your blog... Continue »
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in Larnaca Sunset Photo by @anastasia.marou Positive thinking--being optimistic and hopeful--is a habit anyone can adopt with some practice. Why might you want to do so? A positive attitude and optimistic thinking are healthy. The power of positive thinking is that hopeful, optimistic people are healthier, live longer, and report... Continue »
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Wishing all my American friends Happy Independence Day. Hope you all enjoy your holiday. The American War of Independence The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies on the North American continent... Continue »
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My post today is inspired by Lilac Saloon. The author of this blog posted such lovely photos of the clouds in her area that I felt like taking some new pictures of the clouds in my part of the world. The truth is that I've always been fascinated by clouds... Continue »
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Peninsula of Akamas Finicoudes Promenade, Larnaca The Old Town - Nicosia The National Archaeological Museum of Cyprus - Nicosia Ayia Napa by Night Forest in Troodos All Photos by Plurigraf Continue »
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The last week of May has been particularly hectic at work with all school exams scheduled between May 25 and May 28. I'm still working on the French beginners exam paper due tomorrow. I've edited it three times so far! On Tuesday, there was a slight problem as some of... Continue »
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Recently YouTube debuted a video creation tool called Search Stories. The idea is that every search tells a story. It's super simple to use and outputs a 35 second video - with sound track - that tells your story via Google search results. You input up to 7 search terms. You then select whether results are from all Web pages, images, blogs, Google maps, news, products or books. A screen shot of what will show in the video is provided so you can decide if the search tells the right story.This works the best if you have a lot of... Continue »
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Photo Credit: Everything TypePad The TypePad Team has recently announced the retirement of the old interface at the end of May. However much I loved the old interface - that's where I started blogging after all - I was so thrilled with the new TypePad right from the start that... Continue »